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1 WELCOME TO CURRICULUM NIGHT Sign-in using the computers provided on the table under the flags Sign up for conferences on the cart next to the door Please be seated at your child’s desk when finished

2 WELCOME TO 4 TH GRADE EAP!  Introductions  Desk packets

3 COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

4 NORTHSHORE’S TRANSITION TO COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS) 2013/2014 Transition to CCSS – English Language Arts & Mathematics Current State Test: MSP 2014/2015 Continued Transition to CCSS New CCSS Test: Smarter Balanced (Spring 2015, Grades 3-8 and 11)

5 SMARTER BALANCED TESTING  Grades 3-8 and 11 tested in 2015  Aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts & Mathematics  Science MSP will continue in Grades 5 and 8  All tests administered online

6 CHANGES TO ELEMENTARY REPORTING & CONFERENCES

7 HOW ARE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER CONFERENCES DIFFERENT? Before (Nov.) Now (Oct.)  Report card driven  Data presented on completed work  Contributions generally provided by teacher  Goal setting/ information gathering  Data includes work in progress  Shared contributions from parent, teacher, and possibly student

8 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE  October (Half days –Dismissal 12:10)  Focus: Information gathering and goal setting  February 5 and 6  Teacher determines students who would benefit from additional parent/teacher conference

9 NEW ELEMENTARY REPORT CARD School Year

10 ELEMENTARY REPORT CARD COMMITTEE  Representative group  Parents  Teachers  Administrators  Recommended Aligned Assessments  Approved by the School Board

11 WHAT’S THE SAME?  Standards-Based Grading  Behaviors that Promote Learning  Quarter/Semester Reporting

12 WHAT’S DIFFERENT?  Aligned to the Common Core State Standards  English Language Arts (ELA) and Math  Growth score instead of Progress  Content-specific comments in ELA and Math

13 WHAT’S NEXT?  Online report “drill down” will provide:  Explanation of items scored  Support on how to help your child  More specific reporting for special populations

14 GRADE 3-4 QUARTER PROGRESS REPORTS

15 GRADE 3-5 SEMESTER REPORT CARD, P. 1 Same Behaviors That Promote Learning General Comment s

16 GRADE 3-5 SEMESTER REPORT CARD, P. 2 ELA Comment s Math Comment s Growth

17 How Students Learn

18 Benchmark Literacy Reading Program A balanced reading program using read-a-louds, guided, shared, and independent reading through an integrated approach.  Shared and guided reading,  Read alouds  Reader’s workshop  Instructional Library – Independent Reading  Reader’ Theater

19 Writing Integrated writing approach in all curricular areas making connections to the real world and other curicular areas. Benchmark Writing – 4 th Grade (informational reports, personal narrative, book reviews, writing prompts)

20 Math 6th Grade Holt Mathematics Course 1

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22 Science Sciencing - learning the scientific process through student self selected interest activities District Science Kits Physical Science Electricity and Magnetism Life Science Ecosystems Earth Science Water

23 Science Kits Science Journals Experiments

24 Spelling Words Their Way Program  Individualized lists  Final tests every two weeks  Homework (every two weeks)

25 Social Studies Washington Geography Pacific Northwest Native Americans Washington State History Washington State Government

26 Additional Subjects Health Keyboarding Handwriting Technology (COWS)

27 Classroom Information Homework weekly packets (Friday) Absences - make up work Notes, Bank-a-meals Classroom parties Birthdays Website – newsletters me Homework weekly packets (Friday) Absences - make up work Notes, Bank-a-meals Classroom parties Birthdays Website – newsletters me

28 Enrichment Family Groups Field trips Enrichment (art, music, guest speakers)

29 Field Trips In Class Field Trips PUD presentations (5) TBD Nature Vision presentations (2) Oct. 14, 21 Class Outings (Field Trips) Brightwater Facility – October 2 9:30- 1:15 Hibulb Cultural Center - Date TBD

30 Volunteer Opportunities Sign up for volunteer opportunities on the table next to my desk Friday Homework check in – weekly Bulletin Boards – monthly Field trip chaperones Classroom party parents - Oct 31, Feb. 13 Art Docents - monthly Science bottle cutter Classroom helper – weekly

31 Classroom phone: Contact Me….


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